Water experiments part 2 – olive oil | Cosmic Kiss (In German, English subtitles available)


ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is currently living and working aboard the International Space Station for his first space mission, Cosmic Kiss. Recently, he experimented with water in microgravity.
In this water experiments video series, Matthias demonstrates the different behavior of water in weightlessness and how this research is applied to life on Earth.

In this second clip in the series, Matthias blows air into a floating water sphere and looks at what happens when he tries to mix it with olive oil.

Matthias will live and work in orbit for approximately six months for his Cosmic Kiss mission. During this time, he will conduct and support more than 35 European and numerous other international experiments in microgravity.

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  1. Das ultimative Salatdressing im Weltraum!
    Ich hab mal den seltsamen Effekt gesehen, dass Wasser und Öl eine stabile Emulsion bilden, wenn man sie unter Vakuum in einem Mixer vermischt. Wenn das am Boden klappt, müsste es auch in der Schwerelosigkeit funktionieren.

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